The National Youth Conference and Festival known as NAYCONF is a biannual event that brings together over 500 young people from across the country.
According to the organisersthis years event will attract about two thousand young people and stakeholders from The Gambia and the sub region.Preparations are on the higher gear at both the local, regional and national levels to make the event a success and a memorable one.
This year the host region is North Bank Region, to be held in Farafenni later this year.The theme for the year is “Invest in Youths for Sustainable Development.”
The objectives of the event are to create a platform for young people have a greater understanding of the issues affecting them, accept each other and explore means through which they can contribute towards national development. The event will also look into key issues on the role of youths in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
The main component of the event includes: The conference, cultural shows, performances and carnival, award ceremony, sporting activities and beauty contest.